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Mother on Reyhaneh Jabbari's execution

Iran has gone ahead with an execution of a woman despite an international campaign urging a reprieve.

Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was hanged in a Tehran prison on Saturday morning. She had been convicted of killing a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.

Jabbari was arrested in 2007 for the murder of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former intelligence ministry worker.

Ms Jabbari's mother, Shole Pakravan, told the BBC she had visited her daughter just before her execution.

  • 25 Oct 2014
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